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Wellesley News 



^J7 M E LXXI NUMBER 14 



WELLSLEY, MASSACHUSETTS 



FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 1975 



budget cuts spur controversy; 
Counseling Office to close 



-jj £lviargie Flavin -75 

jTTe^iewing the College's 
Uing budget for 1975-76 th e 

jeet Committee has cut $375,- 
5 from departmental budget 
igests which originally totalled 
8 300,000. The budget cuts arc 
il'alive, as the review of next 
u ' s budget is still in progress. 
|C committee's final budget 
commendation will be presented 
the Trustees in early April. 
About S 100,000 of the budget 
duclion represents the elimina- 
in of administrative positions. 
|V0 full-time positions were 
imitated, and two other feli- 
ne positions were reduced to 
irl-lime. The number of persons 
, the College payroll was further 
duced by roughly 15 by not fill- 
g previously authorized 
»itions and by denying requests 
r additional staff. 
Another 5100,000 reduction 
as achieved by not replacing 
cully members going on leave 
)d by reducing stipends for early 
ave from full salary to two- 
lirds salary. The reduction of 
ipends for early leave, which 
pplies to non-tenured faculty, 
■rtains only to 1975-76. The 
olicy on early leave for subse- 
iienl years has not been deter- 
lined. 

Concerning the personnel cuts. 
udget Officer Anne Marie Wood 
ommented "We're not used to 
lis sort of thing. Compared to 
Iher institutions, Wellesley has 
ecn relatively well-off. It still is 
datively well-off. But we finally 
ave to make personnel cuts, 
jo." Of the $18 million operating 
udget, roughly $10 million goes 
o wages, salaries and benefits. 

In consideration for the four 
mployees involved. Wood declin- 
d to identify the positions being 
liminated as a result of the 
ludgel cut. However, it was 
icnerally known on campus last 
»eek that part of the personnel 
tduction is to be achieved by 
:losing the Counseling Office. The 
"ounseling Office staff consists of 
Dr. Carol Baird, who works full- 
ime, and Donald Polk, who works 



part-time as a counselor. Polk 
also works half-time as the Coor- 
dinator of the Commission on 
Community Life. 

In explaining the decision to 
close the Counseling Office, 
Wood staled, "We focused on stu- 
dent services because it was ap- 
parent that the College is spen- 
ding more on student services 
than other colleges of comparable 
size. 

"Budget conslrainls are such 
that we can't do everything in an 
optimal way. We asked ourselves, 
'If we have to make cuts, how can 
we realize the greatest possible 
dollar savings with the least dis- 




Donald Polk, a part-time 
counselor here at Wellesley is in- 
volved in controversy over budget 
cuts. 

ruption to overall counseling ser- 
vices?'" 

Polk scored ihe decision on 
several grounds. First, he feels 
that the decision was made 
without evaluation of the effec- 
tiveness of the counseling service. 
"The regrettable aspect of the 
decision is not that it was made 
but that it was made without any 
input from the students involved." 
Polk stated. "It's as if they are 
saying 'Don't bother me with the 
facts, I want to make the decision 
as simplistically as possible'." 



Upon Polk's request, the -deci- 
sion was reviewed. Polk furlher 
criticizes the Budget Committees 
manner of decision making 
because he was not permitted to 
present his case during the review, 
which reaffirmed the original 
decision. 

Polk, who is black, also faulted 
the Budget Committee for not 
considering the importance of his 
counseling services to minority 
students. "It shows that the 
college is not at all relating to the 
needs of minority students on this 
campus," Polk slated. 

In an interview, Anne Marie 
Wood responded to the criticism 
that no evaluation of ihe Counsel- 
ing Office was made. "Except in 
broad, general terms," Wood 
slated, "il was nol an evaluative 
decision." According to Wood, 
the decision did not reflect a 
judgement that the Counseling 
Office is ineffective. She staled 
that Ihe Budget Committee could 
not find an alternative way of 
achieving a comparable reduction 
which was less disruptive of (he 
delivery of counseling services. 

"Counseling services" is con- 
sidered to include the residence 
staff, the Counseling Office staff, 
and the infirmary psychiatrists. 

Dr. Carol Baird agreed with 
Wood that the elimination of ihe 
Counseling Office was the "least 
disruptive" way of achieving the 
budget reduction "in the sense 
ihji the Counseling Office wasn't 
there four years ago and it was 
easiest to say 'We did without it 
then, we can do without il now'." 
Baird also feels, however, lhat 
budget reductions might have 
been accomplished wilh less harm 
to overall counseling services if 
the Budget Committee had con- 
sidered reorganizing the whole 
structure for the delivery of 
counseling services. 

"No consideration was even 
given to exploring alternative 
possibilities," stated Baird. "Even 
wilh no budget issue, the College 
ought to review the budget to 
make sure it gels the most effec- 
(continued on page 7) 




Panel on "Feminism, Power, and Politics 
Weekend." 



met in Davis Lounge as part of "Feminist Forum-A Wellesley 



Feminists participate in panels 



byNorceneStehlik'77 
and Renee Edel "78 

On Sautrday, February 21. the 
Feminist Forum weekend at 
Wellesley College presented four 
panel discussions. The "Femi- 
nism Power and Politics" 
discussion included panelists 
Catherine Conroy. a leader of 
labor union women: Gerald 
Gardner, printer of KNOW. Inc.. 
;i feminist press: Wilma Scott 
I Icicle, and Nancy Reeves, at- 
torney and author of Stereotypes 
el II I'ineii. 

In Ihe discussion Conroy ad- 
vocated that women should get in- 
volved in labor movements, union 
meetings, and union politics, 
although she admitted that work- 
ing women were probably "ten 
ye,ir> behind Ihe movement." 

Reeves spoke dI Ihe feminist 



political office in San Harmonica. 
California, spoke of the feminist 
movement as bringing a new 
perception to the problem-solving 
experience, "because women have 
perceived things which arc nol ap- 
parent to outsiders." 

Both Reeves and Heide defined 
the basic problems in politics as 
not just "feminism" but also 
"humanism". 

The second discussion centered 
on "Feminism and Third World 
Women". Moderated by Cookyc 
Williams. Tower Court Head of 
House, the panel was composed of 
Richard Graham, a member of 
the U.S. Equal Opportunity Com- 
mission: Wilma Scoll Heide; Bet- 
ty Friedan, founding president of 
NOW and author of The 
Feminine Mystique; Michelle 
Tinslev, '77 and Zenaida 



Tenure issue causes fervor; 
Black Studies Dept. protests 



by Margaret Kalvar '78 
and Abiga il Ryan '78 

Tiiis March, two members of 
Welleslcy's Black Studies Depart- 
ment. William Scotl and Tony 
Martin, are coming up for tenure 
review. Only Martin's evaluation 
was originally scheduled for this 
term. Scott was to be evaluated 
next fall. 

The decision to advance the 
dale of evaluation of Scotl is 
creating considerable fervor on 
campus and in the Black Studies 



Florynce Kennedy calls Wellesley a "cupcake factory 



by Nancy Hewitt 78 

"My country 'tis of thee, land 
fhypocracy, of thee I sing," sang 
lorynce Kennedy, a black lawyer 
>ho addressed an audience at the 
■ollege last week. Sponsored by 
latambee House, Kennedy spoke 
"i the Pathology of Oppression, 
he subject of her book. 

Joined by ten Wellesley 
'"dents, Kennedy began her lec- 
a 'e with a few old songs. Because 
lf personal religious beliefs, 
*veral of the women who had 
""g with her left during the 
jminist version or the Lord's 
[|»yet, an incident she coupled 
Ji'h her image of Wellesley as a 
^pcakc factory." 

Discussing oppression, 
Kennedy called blacks "the 
J'.iginal oppressed," or 

n| ggerized". This oppression in- 




faculty to behave well despite 
niggerization. She expressed her 
fear that groups such as the 
feminists and prisoners would step 
into line ahead of negroes and 
take the spotlight from the black 
struggle — the media coverage. 
The amount of this coverage is, 
according to Kennedy, one way to 
measure the impact on society. 

Ms. Kennedy went on to discuss 
the role of "good people" in an 
oppressive society. If the majority 
collaborated, they could out- 
number and disrupt the 
niggerizers. But such things aren't 
seen as the task of good people, 
who instead of dealing with 
rapists go to Vermont, make 
quilts, and bake bread. "They're 
into getting away, but not dealing 
with, or even criticizing the es- 
tablishment." 

Kennedy, describing media in- 
volvement, brought up last year s 
SLA incident.Shc discussed FBI 
and CIA involvement in what she 
called "the first case of black ex- 
prison inmates dealing directly 
with wealthy WASPs on a long 
term basis." mentioning also that 
DcFreeze had been returned home 
sans head and fingers. 

Kennedy also discussed the 
Arabs. She feels thut a revolution 



cake factory which turns out good 
people, educated so they won't 
disrupt the establishment. 

There are certain things she 
deplores about a cupcake factory: 
the innocence, ignorance, and 
rationality; and those parts of its 
mechanism which control, for ex- 
ample, what books can and can- 
not appear in the library. 

On the other hand, she said 
"You can get away with more 
here, under the guise of the in- 
tellectual and analytical, than in a 
more active school." With well 
stocked facilities, some planning 
and an extending of limits that a 
great deal could be accomplished. 
Disruptors in this community, she 



feels, are loo respectful of the 
good people. The genteel at- 
mosphere can be used to advan- 
tage since no one wants to in- 
terfere with ihe rights of others. 
Suggestions for goals included do- 
ing something about the ad- 
ministration's decision to 
eliminate the counseling service, 
and taking a position on "Smiley 
Ford and Oily Rockefeller, the 
two clowns in the White House 
which no one elected," and the 
serious question of whether the 
25th amendment has been legally 
applied. She feels lhat Wellesley 
should take advantage of '76 and 
face some of these issues, 
(continued on page 6) 



Japanologists visit campus 



by Claire Kline '77 



of 



is going on 



which will affect the 



I f| °rynce Kennedy, a black 
."*" and activist for social 
,,"*«• s Poke on "The Pathology 
oppression" in Pendleton. 



1 1 ■{ the black population es- 
pecially. There is. a symbiotic 
relationship between blacks and 
Arabs. She feels that the Arabs 
may be able to "buy back the 
blacks from the groups that own 

' Her calling Boston "the racist, 
sexisl capital of the Western 
world." brought Ms. Kennedy a 
E reat deal of criticism and a slight 

tign of applause from he 
Wellesley audience. She called 
Wellesley "a rare place, a cup- 



Under a grant from the govern- 
ment of Japan, a symposium till- 
ed "Japan-End of the Miracle?" 
will be held this Friduy and Satur- 
day, February 28 and March I 
Leading authorities on various 
aspects of Japanese lire today will 
speak. Dorothy Robins Mowry, 
will speak on women and political 

action. 

From 1971-73 she was on 
special assignment to prepare The 
Hidden Sun, on the modern 
Japanese woman. 

Her publications include Ex- 
periment in Democracy: The 
Story of U.S. Citizen 
Organizations in Forging the 
Charter of the United Nations. 
1 071 and numerous articles on 
foreign policy, Japanese women, 
and public opinion formulation. 

Gerald Curtis, speaker on 
Japanese-American Relations is 
presently the Director or the East 
Asian Institute, Columbia 



University: and the School 
International Relations. 

His publications include: Elec- 
tion Campaigning Japanese Style, 
and Japanese-American Relations 
in the Seventies. 

He has published numerous ar- 
ticles in Japanese and English. 

Eleanor M. Hadley, who along 
wilh Martin Bronrcnbrcnner will 
lead a panel discussion on "The 
Economics or Japan", is a 
specialist in industrial organiza- 
tion, international economics and 
the economy or Japan. 

Among her publications are 
Antitrust in Japan. Her current 
research is on ihe role or govern- 
ment in Japan's high grwth. 

The Hon Edwin O. 
Reischaucr, University Professor 
at Harvard University since 1966. 
who was scheduled to lecture on 
"Japan-Tomorrow" will be un- 
able to attend the Symposium 
because of illness. Mr. Reischaucr 
was Embassador to Japan from 
April 1961 until August 1966. 



Department. Both pressors are 
historians. Scott is an ATro- 
American specialist; Martin is an 
expert on Caribbean hislory. 

Due to what Dean Alice 
llchman calls "structural 
reasons" the two pressors arc 
being considered for the same 
tenure slot. According to Dean 
llchman, structural reasons in- 
clude such factors as enrollment, 
age, and field distribution. The 
decision to evaluate both Scotl 
and Martin at (he same time was 
made by President Newell. Dean 
llchman and the Faculty Ap- 
pointments Committee because or 
these considerations. 

However the decision was a 
complete surprise to Scott and 
Martin. Stated Scott. "The peo- 
ple most directly affected were not 
involved in the decision-making 
process. We did not know it was 
coming." He also said that, "The 
issue is nol tenure for both, but a 
chance lo be evaluated nol in 
competition but on our own 
merits." 

Both professors were appointed 
before the Black Studies Depart- 
ment came into existence. After 
the Administration informed the 
Department or the decision to 
take both into consideration at 
once. Marlin wrote to Dean 
llchman. withdrawing rrom 
tenure consideration. Martin said 
that he had come lo Wellesley 
with ihe understanding that he 
would be judged for tenure strictly 
on ihe basis or his own work. 

Dean llchman does not at- 
tribute the loss or one Black 
Studies professor to the recent 
budget cutting. She stated that 
"the budget does nol look at 
(enure lines". The only factors 
taken into account are lhat both 
professors arc history specialists, 
both are about the same age and 
thus would be retiring 
simultaneously and that the 
enrollments in Black Studies 
courses are small. 

(continued on page 7) 



Trustee Committees 

Nominations are now being 
accepted for ihe following siu- 
denl positions on Trustee Com- 
mittees: Nominating, Building 
and Grounds. Finance, Plans 
and Resources. Ad Hoc Social 
Policy. For details, contact 
Georgia Murphy. 237-0210. 



Caraballo, '76. 

In this discussion, divergent 
views on the roles or white and 
third world svomen in the feminist 
movement were presented. 

Minority students claimed 
that feminism is a mere ploy to 
allow while women lo exert an op- 
pressive power equal to thai or 
while men over third world peo- 
ple. 

Friedan and Heide both Iried to 
combal this view or feminism by 
countering lhat the feminist 
movement is not and never was 
exclusionary." 

In the seminar on "Feminism 
and the Individual", volunteerism 
was mostly discussed. 

Ms. Clarenbach staled thai 
feminism itself is a volunteer 
movement. 

The forum ended on the note 
lhat not everyone is able to be an 
activist, but all can lake "their lit- 
tle step" toward quality. 

In the seminar on "Feminism 
within the Family Structure." 
panelists observed thai traditional 
marriage and feminism are in- 
compatible. 

Panelists concluded that ir in- 
dividual couples equalize their 
marriages, gradually society 
would achieve equality Tor 
women. 

MIT hisses 
Dean 

by Nancy McTigue "77 

John Dean, former counsel to 
Richard M. Nixon, addressed a 
capacity crowd at MIT's Kresge 
Auditorium Monday nighl in a 
speech reminiscent or his 
monotonic testimony before the 
Senate Watergate hearings. 

Dean reiterated his well 
publicized opinions regarding ihe 
Watergate break-in and ultimate 
covcrup in opening remarks 
highlighted by his attempts at 
humor and numerous hisses by the 
MIT audience. 

"Watergate," he defined, "is 
the corrupt use or power by 
govermental officials." Dean 
staled that given the atmosphere 
or the Nixon White House, he felt 
thai Watergate was "inevitable." 
He explained his own participa- 
tion in the cover up by saying, "I 
was blinded by my own ambitions, 
and was doing my damnedest to 
please my superiors." 
The talk was followed by an hour 
and a hair or question and com- 
ments from the audience. Dean 
fielded remarks ranging from 
compliments, ("Mr. Dean, I just 
want to say lhat I think your wife 
is very pretly") lo questions ask- 
ing his opinion on Mr. Nixon's 
state or mind. 

Dean consistently refescd to 
make any uncomplimentary com- 
ments regarding the former presi- 
dent, saying only thai "the history 
or Nixon will be written as the 
hislory or Watergate until Nixon 
uctually comes forward with his 
own story." 

The lecture was sponsored by 
ihe Lecture Scries Committee and 
Undergraduate Association or 
MIT. and was open only to MIT. 
and Wellesley studenls. Ap- 
proximately 1200 people attended 
the lecture in Kresge, while an ad- 
ditional 200 watched the speech 
via video tape facilities set up in 
the Casa de Puerto Rico. 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



^Jj* 51 ^ 






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Wellesley News 



On feminist rhetoric 

Perhaps it was to be expected that Betty Friedan would 
dominate the NOW conference panel discussion on 
"Feminism and the Individual Woman." Of the five pan- 
elists. F riedan spoke the most, the loudest, and with the 
greatest depth. 

What was somewhat surprising was that Friedan 
throughout the discussion tended to qualify, express reser- 
vations, and even disagree with the stronger statements of 
her colleagues. The author of Feminine Mystique. Betty 
Friedan is credited by some as the founding "mother" of 
feminism and her sentiments can hardly be dismissed as un- 
liberated. Moreover, Friedan is "not the most shrinking 
violet of women" as she put it last Saturday. 

Consider Friedan's response to the question, "Must 
every woman be prepared to live alone and support herself 
in order to have real choice whether or not she exercises 
that choice?" one of the questions suggested for discussion. 
Answering in the affirmative, Sister Mary Austin Doherty 
recited what seems to be the standard feminist litany: 
Women must "be able to live alone, and like it, and grow 

from it." 

Friedan spoke up quickly to oppose the concept of a 
feminist as one who "skips the great joys of life" or denies 
the "need for emotional support". "It's a mistake to make 
a scapegoat of marriage" and resolve to "leave it all 
behind." Friedan said. "That ignores our human need." 

Friedan stressed that she did not disagree with the sub- 
stance of Doherty's message, reiterating that "You can't 
have real intimacy unless you have identity." She com- 
mended "the ability to confront the terror of what you are 
and not project your problems into another." 

What Friedan seemed to be objecting to was the glibness 
with which Doherty declared her self-reliance, the fact that 
she glorified what was to be gained by personal in- 
dependence without acknowledging that something might 
also be lost. 

When someone else on the panel quipped, "Marriage is 
defined as happiness by our society", Friedan made her 
point more strongly. We "must face the world alone in an 
existential sense," Friedan said. "That doesn't mean that 
being alone is humanly desirable for most people. ... I 
worry about the lives of women who are not 'normally in- 
dependent' but super-independent." 

In a larger context. Friedan was urging her colleagues to 
make sure that, in breaking the constraints imposed'by con- 
formity to social roles, they avoid imposing upon 
themselves the constraint of patterning their behavior to ex- 
treme reaction against the social roles. 

The women's movement has placed a great deal of im- 
portance on language - the existence of words like "chair- 
man", "mankind", and "Mr." vs. "Miss" and "Mrs." is 
viewed as both a reflection and a reinforcement of our sexist 
society. Hence it might be interesting to speculate on what 
role, if any. was played by the rhetoric of the women's 
movement in removing and imposing the symmetrical con- 
straints of conformity and extreme reaction to conformity. 
What has always been puzzling about the rhetoric of the 
women's movement is the insistence of some feminists to 
seize on words like "oppression" and "subjugation". It is 
one thing to observe that women have historically been ac- 
corded less than equal rights in our society and another 
thing to contend that some group actively, consciously, and 
deliberately designed social roles to fit that pattern. Words 
like "oppression" and "subjugation" connote a 
deliberateness in sex inequality that is seldom stated ex- 
plicitly. 

Rhetorical flamboyance has its advantages. When polite, 
calmly-worded arguments are quietly ignored, grating 
overstatements may provoke, at least, some thought and 
discussion. Thus taking a few rhetorical liberties may have 
dramatized and stimulated the initial resistance to confor- 
mity to social roles. The other side of the coin is that think- 
ing to long in the terms of the firey rhetoric of the women's 
movement may be so galvanizing as to provoke the reac- 
tionism which Betty Friedan now finds it necessary to cau- 
tion against. 



Letters to the Editor 




Two cutbacks cause concern 



Editor-in-Chief Margie Flavin 75 

Managing Editors Debbie Ziwol '76 

Sandy Peddle 76 

Editorial Editor Nancy McTigue 77 

Forum Catherine Leslie '78 

News Editor Sharon Collins '77 

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To the Editor: 

It has come to our attention 
that two disturbing developments 
have taken place in the College 
Community, as a result of 
budgetary concerns. One is within 
the Black Studies Department, 
and the other is in Counseling Ser- 
vices. It is our understanding that 
two members of the Black Studies 
Department were due for tenure 
evaluation, one this spring, and 
the other this fall. Following the 
decision to make only one tenure 
slot available for Black Studies, it 
was decided to advance the fall 
candidate's evaluation to the spr- 
ing, thereby, forcing both into 
competition for one position. The 
spring candidate withdrew his 
name from consideration because 
(I) he was reluctant to participate 
in this destructive competition 
with his colleague, and (2) the new 
arangement violated the letter and 
the spirit of assurances made upon 
the initial hiring, i.e., that a tenure 
slot would be created for which he 
would be evaluated on his own 
merit. 

Presently, over 70% of the 
Black student population is 
enrolled in Black Studies' courses. 
It would be unfortunate to jeopar- 
dize the future of the Department, 
when the Community is so solidly 
behind it. The Black Studies 
Department has a great deal to 
offer (in terms of awareness 
about Black people and their 
history), to white students as well 
as Black students. 

Another step which the ad- 
ministration took was to eliminate 
the Counseling Office, staffed by 
Donald Polk and Carol Baird. 
Yet, removal of the Counseling 
Service could be detrimental to 



all. 

We believe that Wellesley 
College, an institution dedicated 
to the education of women, should 
not eliminate one of the two 
positions held by professionally- 
trained female counselors. The 
College has also made com- 
mitments to minority students, 
and this action would remove the 
only minority-trained counselor 
onncampus. 

We encourage your considera- 
tion of the implications of these 
two budget moves and hope to win 
your support in assuring that two 
tenured positions will be opened 
now within the Black Studies 
Department and in opposing the 
removal of the Counseling Center. 

There will be a meeting at 
10:00. Monday. March 3. at 
Harambee. to continue con- 
sidering possible actions to get a 
re-consideration of the decisions 
mentioned in the above letter. 

Helen Stewart 
Wilma Scott Heide 
Cynthia McCormick 
Abigail Ryan 
Sarah Russ 
Catherine Albers 



Nancy Gabin 
Mary Stuart White 
Kathy Humphrey 
Gloria James 
Debbie Chasnoff 
Beth Margolis 
A.J. Johnston 
Melody Foti 
Gwen Lewis 
Kathy Valdespino 
Ann Tarbell 
Celeste Finison 
Susan Andrews 
Barbara Hill 
Judy Kahn 
Georgia Weiss 
Julie MacMillan 
Pat Mittenlhal 
Megan Christopher 
Dena Riberl 
Edith Brashares 
Cookye William 
Fatma Kassamali 
Claire Fronville 
Phyllis Douglass 
Evelyn White 
Andore Graham 
Fayre Crossley 
, Wanda Thurston 
Steve Nelson 
Z. E. Caraballo 
Anita Prince 



NOTE; The Wellesley New s 
welcomes feedback from fa 
readers and will print all letters 
submitted to the editor. Letters 
should be typed (on jj 
character line) and signed 
legibly. 



NEWS: poor coverage of conference 



To the Editor: 

We. the undersigned, protest 
the inadequate reporting of the 
Racism-Sexism Conference held 
on February 15th. The conference 
featured a panel discussion in the 
morning and several workshops in 
the afternoon. The News article 
did not even mention these other, 
activities. It is especially dis- 
couraging to us to note that News 
did not report the workshop that 



Dorm heads question counseling 
Black Studies decision 



Editor's note: The following is a 
copy of a letter sent to Mrs. 
Newell. 

To the Editor: 

As Heads of House we want to 
communicate our concerns about 
the elimination of the Counseling 
Center. We question the decision 
on three levels: the procedures us- 
ed; the racial and sexual issues 
raised: and the apparent lack of 
consideration for the conse- 
quences. 

Procedurally, the college com- 
munity lacks a general knowledge 
of the committees involved in 
making this decision. What are 
these committees; who serves on 
them; and how were they selected? 
What professional expertise was 
used in evaluating the success 
and/or failure of this service; i.e., 
statistical data on number of 
students seen; classification of 
problem areas; and analysis of 
budgetary considerations in this 
and other departments: Were the 
personnel of the Counseling 
Center and other college per- 
sonnel directly affected by this 
decision in any way involved in 
the evaluation of this service? And 
finally when and how were all of 
the above issues presented to the 
community? 

Since our location in the resi- 
dence halls enables us to sec more 
students on a regular basis than 
many other agencies on cam- 
pus, we are in the best position to 
assess the ramifications of the 
absence of this service. We anr 
ticipale a significant void being 
left by the elimination of the 
counseling staff. We know for a 
fact that many more women are 
beginning to ask specifically for 
women counselors. In a time when 
women are seeking answers to 
their own individuality particular- 
ly from other women you have 
eliminated the one psychological 
counselor to whom many stu- 
dents relate more comfortably. 



Students are well aware of the 
differences between , psychiatric 
and psychological counseling; and 
there is a need for both. 

Similarly, minority students 
have been able to use the one 
Black counselor available to dis- 
cuss problems peculiar to them. 
Having once made the commit- 
ment to the enrollment of minori- 
ty students, it behooves the college 
to match this enrollment with 
adequate support services. With 
the elimination of the one Black 
counselor at the college occurring 
simultaneously with the tenure 
competition in the Black Studies 
Department, what are you saying 
to the minority students? 

It has been suggested that the 
overall Counseling Staff of the 
college includes Class Deans, 
Heads of House, Career Services 
personnel, etc. also; and that with 
the combined effort of these in- 
dividuals, a void will not be felt. 
However, we do not believe this is 
true. For while the Heads of 
House do personal and academic 
counseling, we do not do intensive 
long term psychological counsel- 
ing. It is to our colleagues in the 
Counseling Center and the Infir- 
mary that we refer students with 
these needs. 

Therefore, we feel the college 
has the responsibility of explain- 
ing the procedures used; respon- 
ding to the racial and sexual issues 
raised; considering the conse- 
quences of such action on the en- 
tire community. In view of the 
above, we strongly recommend a 
review of your decision. 
Fran Hawk 
Janet Shaw 
June Mruphy-Katz 
Janice McQuaid 
Donna Barnes 
Tina Mosby 
Veleste Finison 
Dena Ribert 
Fatma Kassamali 
Nora Wells 
J. Cookye William 



dealt with racism at Wellesley. 
We feel that racism on campus is 
a serious issue, but how can the 
college community begin to look 
at this problem if News does not 
report major discussions of racism 
on campus? 

We feel that it is the respon- 
sibility of News to report the en- 
tire story, not just part of it. 

A.J. Johnston '76 

Susan Andrews, Acting Chaplain 

Sandy Tyler, Dir., Harambee 

House 

N. Louise Dunbar '76 

Ann Tarbell '77 

Wilma Scott Heidi 

Lorenz Finison 



Budget cuts 
show in sensitivity 

To the Editor: 

The Wellesley Women's Com- 
mittee joins with many other com- 
munity members in expressing it s 
concern over the recent cuts in the 
Black Studies Department and 
Counseling Services. It appears to 
us that the decisions reveal an in- 
sensitivity on the part of the deci- 
sion makers (whoever they may 
be) to the role of these two 
departments within the institu- 
tion. Not only are they important 
departments, but they are also un- 
ique within Wellesley College. 
The Black Studies Department 
serves the needs of students, both 
white and black, who recognize 
that white history, literature, and 
social science have too long ig- 
nored other cultures. Now faced 
with cutbacks in the number of 
tenured positions available, the 
effectiveness, flexibility and per- 
manence of the department is in 
serious jeopardy. The closing of 
the Counseling Center eliminates 
two unique staff positions: Don 
Polk is the only professionally 
trained minority member on the 
campus, and Carol Baird is one of 
two professional women 
counselors on a campus of 1800. 

We fail to understand why the 
college feels it has the luxury of 
closing the Counseling Center at a 
time when many institutions arc 
actively seeking to expand and 
strengthen their counseling, non- 
psychiatric facilities. 

We recognize that the college is 
facing financial problems and thai 
remedial measures must betaken. 
However, it is clear that by 
squeezing out these two 
departments, the college will be 
(continued on page 7) 



Black Studies department threatened 



To the Editor: 

It has come to our attention 
that certain disturbing 
developments have taken place 
regarding the Black Studies 
Department. Two faculty 
members were due for tenure con- 
sideration, one this spring and the 
other this fall. It was decided by 
the administration that the con- 
sideration of the fall candidate be 
advanced to this spring, thereby 
forcing them into competition, for 
one spot. The spring candidate 
withdrew his name from con- 
sideration, because (I) he was 
reluctant to participate in this 
destructive competition with his 
colleague, and (2) the new 
arrangement violated the letter 
and the spirit of assurances made 
upon the inital hiring, i.e., that a 
tenure slot would be created for 
which he would be evaluated on 
his own merits. 

The Black Studies Department 
is a relatively new one at 
Wellesley, and as such, needs the 
support of the Community, to 
become a permanent fixture. 
Presently, over 70% of the Black 
student population is enrolled in 
Black Studies courses. It would be 
unfortunate to jeopardize the 
future of the Department, when 
the Community is so solidly 
behind it. The Black Studies 
Department has a great deal to 
offer in terms of awareness about 



Dean Ilchman, chairman of the 
Appointments Committee. We 
hope that all students will 
recognize the importance of this 
issue, and voice their support to 
the Budget Committee, Ap- 
pointments Committee, and the 
Re-appointments Committee 
(Mrs. Robinson, Chairman). 
Ethos Ad Hoc Committee 
Gloria James '75 
Fayre Crossley '76 
Sheila Hopkins '77 
Diane Datcher '76 
Phyllis Douglass '77 
Anita Henderson '75 
Marie Guinier '78 
Dona Huffman '78 
Evette Demorc '78 
Anita Prince '76 
Toni Cook '78 
Phyllis Townsend '77 
Paula Pcnn '76 
Pamela Spratlen '76 
Deborah Davis '77 
Wanda Thurston '77 
Laura Murphy '76 

Victim praised 

To the Editor: 

I want to express my profound 
respect for the student rape victim 
whose letter appeared in News 
February 14, 1975. The emotion 
of shock we all experienced at the 
outrage was enlarged by admirJ- 
lion for your courage at the time 
of the event, during the aftermath. 



Black people and their history, to and in the 'astonishing social as 

while Uiitii-niK ;ic iu.ll *.,- i,. di„.i ■■ . " ■, -■:■.. 



white students, as well as to Black 
stuents. 

We, as an ad hoc committee of 
Ethos, support the Black Studies 
Department in their request to 
have each professor evaluated at 
his scheduled time and on his own 
merits. A petition to this effect, 
signed by over one hundred Black 
students has already been sent to 



well as personal responsibility 
revealed by your letter. No lc« 
impressive is the verbal respon- 
sibility of the writing itself. Plea" 
know that, even in your anonymi- 
ty, deep feeling of love extends to 
you who have spoken truly dt 
profundus. 

Doris Holmes Eyges 
Dean, Lecturer in English 




WELLESLEY NEWS 




i scho ols: "not ... ivory-towered oases" 



by Jerold Averbach 

jerold S. Auerbach is an 
Aaociate Professor of History on 
££ during 1974.1973 as a 
Guggenheim Fellow and 
fulbright Lecturer in American 
History. Tel Aviv University. 

Imagine Massachusetts as a na- 
lion surrounded by countries that 
.« unwilling to recognize its right 
,o exist. Imagine sporadic in- 
vasions by armed men from New 
York or Connecticut who kill 
residents of Berkshire towns and 
plant bombs in Springfield 
markets and Boston movie 
theaters. Imagine Route 16 filled 
w ith hitch-hiking soldiers (often 
armed with machine-guns), and 
iraffic being occasionally slowed 
at military check-points. Imagine 
enrolling at Wellesley only after 
wo years of compulsory Army 
service (three years for men); be- 
ing searched every time you 
entered Founders, Schneider, and 
the library; or having the school 
year end in August to make up for 
time lost during war mobilization 
, ne preceding fall. Strangest of 
all, imagine growing so ac- 
customed to all of this that you 
accept it as quite normal. Such 
are some external circumstances 
of academic life in Israel. 

Any educational institution is 
simultaneously a social institu- 
tion, reflecting the mores of its 
society. In this respect Tel Aviv 
University is the same as 
Wellesley; only the mores are 
different. 

Like Wellesley, TAU offers 
rigorous academic training that 
certifies its graduates for elite 
positions in society. Students in 
both schools read Plato and 
Vonnegul, complain about the 
food, scramble for resource 
books, and like warm sunny days 
al the beach (the Mediterranean is 
only slightly further away from 
my office here than Lake Waban 



schedules, calendars, and delivery 
of services that would torment 
American academic councils, 
deans, and recorders beyond en- 
durance. 



Israeli universities are not, and 
cannot be, ivory-towered oases. 
They reflect attitudes toward 
country, work, adolescence, 
maturity, and education which en- 
courage connections to society, 
not — as in the American model 
— enforced separation from it. 

The most striking contrast 
between Israeli and American 
students is age and experience. 
Israel cannot afford, economical- 
ly or militarily, the prolongation 
of adolescence that is so con- 
spicuously a part of American 
life. With few exceptions, all 
Israeli high-school graduates 
enter the Army; university life 
docs not begin until age 20 or 21. 
As entering students they are not 
only Army veterans but, ap- 
proximately every second student 
generation, war veterans as well. 
Not only are they full-time 
students, enrolled in six or seven 
courses; many also have full-time 
jobs and families to support. 

In these circumstances the un- 
iversity cannot offer the sheltered 
isoloation that is possible in the 
United Slates. Too many 
demands compete for a student's 
time for academic obligations to 
completely consume their 
energies. There is nothing like a 
job, a child, or a war to place a 
seminar paper or an exam in 
perspective. 

In my seminar, for example, half 
the students are married; some 
must leave early to care for their 
young children. Others come late, 
when their morning at work ends. 
One is a radio news commentator 
who broadcasted the fighting al 
Ihe Western Wall by the Israeli 
army during the 1967 war. For a 
month an Army officer slopped 
by. until he resumed active ser- 
vice. This may not be typical, but 



Israeli students has its own special 
perils and pleasures. They are less 
jaded with the subject: 
Washington's cherry tree, Lin- 
coln's log cabin, and the Missouri 
Compromise are (fortunately) 
quite unfamilar to them. But they 
arc intensely interested in the 
United Slates, understandably 
obsessed with every vibration in 
its foreign policy, distressingly 
enamored of American affluence, 
and arc convinced of the existence 
of liberty and justice for all than 
almost any American student I 
have taught in the last ten years. 
Their political consciousness 
harkens back to the conventional 
wisdom of the Cold War: 
American beneficence; Soviet 
malevolence. The idea of America 
as a promised land, the subject of 
our seminar, is for them an ac- 
curate description not an ironic 
commentary. Recent UN votes 
(and American movies) confirm 
their stereotypes — and their 
desperate reliance upon American 



power and affluence. 

Israeli universities are 
simultaneously more casual and 
more traditional than their 
American counterparts. Faculty 
members dress as informally as 
students. I haven't seen a tie, 
jacket, or dress in four months. 

First names arc freely used, and 
cafeteria food lines make 
Hathaway during the first week of 
classes seem a model of decorum. 
But the European lecture system 
is still much in evidence (and 
demand), while the small number 
of women faculty members 
suggests that in Israel a woman's 
place may still be in the Army. 

There could not be a Wellesley 
College in Israel, nor a Tel Aviv 
University in Wellesley. Each 
reflects its place and culture. One 
of the salutary reminders of travel 
is that the familiar way is not the 
only way. Yet it is also comforting 
to know that if it is good to be 
here, it will also be good to return 
to Wellesley College. 



The Loyal Opposition 



The third sex 



by Mimi Stockman '77 




What is feminism today? One- 
would generally think that it is an 
organized activity on behalf of 
women's rights and interests; a 
theorizing of the political, 
economic, and social equality of 
the sexes; and that Wellesley 
College is one of the vertebrae 
making up the backbone of 
Women's Lib. Yet to me it con- 
notes a rather different image. 
Show me a group of feminist 
speakers, and I will show you a 
group of hard-working, lough, 
calloused, unfeminine beings who 
are planting the seeds for a world- 
wide identity crisis. 

I find the Women's Movement 
to be unrealistic, claustrophobic, 
and at times vulgar. What the 
feminists seem to be doing is to be 
creating a third sex. I understand 
and empathasizc with their efforts 
to equalize job rights, pay. and 
political positions according to 
one's ability. But the movement 
has gone beyond the public issues 
and is trying to break into the 
private lives of every woman. 

1 hardly appreciate being told 
to liberate myself; being scowled 
at for wanting, sometime in the 
future, to bring up a family as best 
as I can. to which 1 would give my 
undivided attention-. 



I feel the Women's Movement 
here at Wellesley to be unrealistic 
because it takes place in a 
women's college. Where are the 
numbers of men who would al 
least stand up to the army of 
feminists al Wellesley and say. 
"Listen to our half of the story?" I 
hardly think that the smattering 
of coeds and the male members of 
the faculty and staff who live on 
campus can realistically be 
categorized as adversaries to the 
Women's Movement at 
Wellesley. 

I think that the emphasis here 
upon the sexual liberation of 
women has deteriorated now and 
then to a crusade in very poor 
taste. To openly advertise a 
vibrator in Wellesley Sews 
because we are sexually liberated 
seems a bit extravagant. I can not 
take such an advertisement 
seriously, 

In ending I want to admit freely 
of my status as a member of a 
minority at Wellcsley-that of the 
Non-Feminist. Since Wellesley 
has become so attuned to the 
plight of its minorities. I can only 
expect that mine will be taken un- 
der the school's loving wing and 
that I will be given a chance to 
vent my feelings of frustration and 
oppression. 



1976 _ Who killed the Wellesley Legenda? 



"Israel cannot afford, economically or militarily, the 
prolongation of adolescence that is so conspicuously a part of [* 
American life." 



is from Founders). Here the 
resemblance ends. 

Israeli students and faculty dis- 
play fierce national "pride and 
commitment that stuns any 
civilian veteran of American wars 
from Vietnam to Watergate. They 
accept heavy burdens as the price 
of their survival: constant 
economic hardship; frequent 
elevation of national obligation 
above personal goals; and oc- 
casional disruptions of deadlines, 



it suggests certain obvious con- 
trasts with the American scene — 
at least at the private college level. 

Yet Israeli students, who are 
more detached from university 
life, are also more involved in un- 
iversity affairs that affect their 
own interests: a student union, 
for example, negotiates with the 
administration over tuition fees, 
and student strikes are not un- 
known. 

Teaching American history to 



by Teri Agins '75 

With no one to edit the year- 
book for 1976, it is likely that 
there will be no Legenda next 
year. No kidding. 

Furthermore, there is no year- 
book staff. Although this year's 
editor is a junior, she has decided 
not to work on the yearbook next 
year As the 1974 Legenda editor, 
I can certainly justify her stand. 
Working on the yearbook, as 
on any campus activity, can be a 
rewarding and enjoyable ex- 
riencc. But with little coopera- 
lon from faculty, students and 
club members, the joy of par- 
ticipating in an extracurricular ac- 
tivity dwindles quickly. 

In the case of the yearbook, the 
editor is , plagued with meeting 
company;" deadlines, sometimes 
assisted by that dedicated few — 
and their loyalty is usually out of 
friendship and not school spirit. 

To add further insult, the 
college community on the whole is 
uncooperative. Seniors 
procrastinate taking class pictures 
and then return the proofs to the 
company after the prescribed 



deadline. Many faculty members 
had to be coaxed into being 
photographed — some even refus- 
ed. 

Yearbook sales were like 
spoonfeeding infants; students 
were constantly reminded of the 
sales deadline but many dis- 
regarded it. expecting an exten- 
sion. Financial problems can also 
be added to this list of infirmities. 

This low morale takes a turn 
when the books arrive as everyone 
eagerly anticipates the once- 
forgotten volume. Criticism is the 



end result. 

Of course these problems arc 
not peculiar to the yearbook as 
many campus groups face similar 
problems. When apathy sets in. 
everyone must be penalized. 

Working on the yearbook is a 
time commitment. But with twen- 
ty dedicated members, the job can 
be performed with relative ease. 

"But I'm bio major", "I don't 
have lime". "It's loo much 
responsibility", they lament. 

Budget your time accordingly 
If everyone at Wellesley studies as 



much as they profess, why aren't 
we all making A's? Or B's? 

Motivation? A salary, perhaps. 
Academic credit is another alter- 
native. (Or does Wellesley con- 
sider journalism credible as an 
academic endeavor?) 

The Yearbook contract is or- 
dinarily signed in March, with 
senior pictures taken in April. It's 
almost too late. 

But who needs a yearbook 
anyway? And why not do away 
with News and Senate and house 
council and ... 



Grad school or ... bust?? 



by Leigh Hough "78 and 
Mary Lindert *78 

Many college seniors today, 
facing impending graduation with 
mingled anticipation and trepida- 
tion, are searching for alternatives 
to graduate school which allow 
them to work within their chosen 
fields. The phenomenal rise in un- 
employment in the last few years 
is certainly not encouraging, but 
the Career Services Office on 
campus offers a few hopeful signs. 
In 1968, the office received one 
hundred and seventy-three reports 
from a graduating class of three 
hundred and seventy-eight. (These 
reports are only of those 
graduates who were employed 
directly after graduation — the 
Office did not keep records of 
graduate schools attended at that 
lime.) A full 45% of those repor- 
ting were in some way involved in 
business or industry — 35% of 
•hose (most of them, economics 
majors) were involved in banking 
a nd finance. 

Positions included trainees. 
Search analysts. securities 
analysts, and market research 
assistants. Only two graduates 
were listed as "secretaries." 12% 
°f those in business or industry 
We.re in the insurance business, as 
underwriters, research analysts, 
and programmers. 30% of the 
graduates who reported had join- 
ed educational institutions (in 
non-leaching positions) and non- 
profit organizations such as 
hospitals, museums, and service 
organizations. 

Many science majors were 
working in hospitals as laboraiorv 
technicians or research assistants 
Over 12% of the former students 




were in teaching positions in 
elementary and secondary 
schools, both in the United States 

and abroad. 10% had taken jobs 
within the government al various 
levels, including the Peace Corp^ 

Four years later, in 1972. the 
Office received one hundred and 
Hfts-one replies. 51% of these 
graduates had taken jobs in 
business and industry. Only 14% 

of these were in banks or financial 
ins.i.u.ions. while 22% 
lolved in the publishing .industry 
many as editorial assistants or 
manuscript readers. 

The merchandising field had 
become more popular, with 13% 
of the graduates entering it. ine 
percentage of graduates con- 
nected with educational and non- 

he number of teachers M.9%. 
Government employed 7.3% ot 
ihe respondents. 



Last year's graduates found 
jobs primarily in industry and in 
non-teaching positions in 
educational institutions or in 
hospitals. 43.1% of the one hun- 
dred and sixty-seven women reply- 
ing found employment in business 
or industry; paru-legal positions 
increased and private industry 
employed many more people than 
in the previous studies. Secondary 
school teachers were more 
prevalent despite the national 
declines while the government 
only employed 5.3% of those who 
replied. 

Obviously, these statistics arc 
not entirely representative of their 
respective classes, and they do not 
indicate that the economic future 
of today's graduate is guaranteed. 
It is evident, however, that it is 
still possible to obtain a job 
related to the major field or the 
field of interest without the 
sometimes dubious benefit of 
graduate school. 



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WELLESLEY NEWS 




Wellesley's dorms develop with spirit 



by Par Mell '75 



A freer style of dormitory life was seen in 1895. 
(pho to courtesy of Alumnae Magazine) 

Hull had parlors for faculty and 
students: a dining room: 16 recita- 
lion rooms: lecture rooms and 
laboratories; museums; and 
rooms for 350 students. 

The Durants had spared 
nothing in the furnishing of 
College Hall. It was so luxurious 
for its day that the American 
Journal of Education described as 
"One great art gallery . . not a 
girls' school, a palace!" 

The residential section of 
College Hall was by no means 
neglected in luxury and was 
equipped with the "latest 1- home 
conveniences. A typical College 
Hall residence combined a 
bedroom and a parlor in a two 
room suite. The rooms were 
carpeted and furnished for two 
girls each having a black walnut 
bureau, wardrobe and bedstead. 
Additional furnishings included 
two rattan and two black walnut 
chairs, a study table for two: a 
washstnd and bookshelves. 
Steam-heated, the building was 
equipped with a ventilating system 
to keep the air moist. There was 



After four years of work, sweat, 
and prayer, the Durants' dream 
came to fruition in the opening of 
Welleslcy College in 1875. In the 
ensuing forty years, the College 
enrollment expanded and with it 
grew the need for residential 
space. This article will trace the 
development of Wcllesley's first 
dorms and try to revive the at- 
mosphere of dormitory life in that 
more quiet lime between 1875 and 
1914. 

For forty yeurs. College Hall 
was the "heart" of Wellesley 
College. An impressive building. 
College Hall stood on what is now 
the -iite of the Tower Court com- 
plex. Nearly an eighth of a mile in 
length. College Hall was plunned 
to provide all of Wellesley*s 
educational and residential 
facilities. In view of this, the five- 
storied building contained a 
chapel with a cupacits of 750. and 
a library with space for 120,000 
volumes In addition to a gym- 
nasium and an infirmarv. College 



even one steam-propelled elevator 
in the building. 

Needless to say, "such a 
lavishly decorated building 
overwhelmed the early students." 
but to guard against the develop- 
ment of snobbery among the girls, 
Mr. Durant instituted a program 
of mandatory domestic work for 
all undergraduates. The "chores" 
ranged from "mopping floors to 
hulling strawberries". According 
to Mr. Durant, such work was "a 
character-building device, an in- 
troduction to community life, and 
a curb upon any tendency to 
kuincss or luxurious living." 

As if the chores were not 
enough, dormitory life at College 
Hall was quite regulated and 
supervised as the period dictated. 
In those early days, attendance 
at the College Hail Chapel was 
required twice a day. There were 
strictly enforced "silent hours" 
when the young ladies were to be 
in their rooms studying and all 
lights were to be out at no later 
than 10:30. 

This seems to have been the 
accepted procedure for women's 
colleges of the day for despite the 
"restrictive" nature of dormitory 
life and rigid pattern of classes 
and activities, Wcllcslev's name 
became highly respected and 
many more young women came to 
receive an "education equivalent 
to those usually provided in 
colleges to young men." 
Old Stone Hall 
In the next f e w years, 
Wellesley's enrollment grew until 
dormitory space became a 
"must" In 1880. Mrs. Valeria 
Stone donated the funds which 
were used to build Old Stone Hall. 
The Durants decided to place the 



new dormitory upon the hill in- 
tended for little Harry's estate. 
(This is the same hill where Stone- 
Davis stands today.) Stone Hall 
was built in 16th Century Chateau 
style. Dark red brick was used and 
(he interior of the building was 
lined with dark wood work. The 
rooms had high ceilings and in 
each sleeping room were massive 
wardrobes. 

Originally, Old Stone Hall 
housed the Teacher-Specials or T- 
Spccs. The T-Spec program at 
Wellesley was a forerunner of the 
modern Continuing Education 
Program. T-Specs were women 
who, already holding teaching 
positions, wanted to increase their 
knowledge and skills. Later. 
Stone's second floor was 
renovated to hold the Botany 
Laboratory. 

The Cottages 
The next additions to the dor- 
mitory groupings were Waban 
Cottage and Simpson Cottage 
both in 1881. Waban Cottage was 
a small dorm and a gift of the Dur- 
ants. Simpson Cottage was built 
from $20,000.00 given by Mr. 
M.H. Simpson in memory of his 
wife. Both Mr. und Mrs. Simpson 
were early members of the Board 
of Trustees. (Simpson Cottage 
became the Simpson Infirmary in 
1908.) 

These cottages brought the 
total number of dorms at 
Welesley to four. In 1885, four 
years after the death of Mr. 
Durant. Wcllesley's tuition in- 
creased to S300.00. "There were 
over 300 students housed in 
College Hall. 1 10 in Stone Hall 
and 30 each in Simpson and 
Wihan Cottages." 



Rare Book Room: "A librarian's dream" 



by M. Hale '75 



The Rare Books and Book Arts 
Rooms of the new Margaret 
Clapp Library, when completed 
this spring, will be librarian's 
dream come true. At least it 
seems so when listening to 
Eleanor Louise Nicholes, Special 
Collections Librarian. 

Ms. Nicholes explains that 
head librarian Helen Margaret 
Brown had each library working 
group (reference, technical ser- 
vices, special collections, etc.) sit 
in with her and the architect to 
design a system where the form 
would fit the function. It has 
worked well for the special collec- 
tions. Although the books and 
presses are the same the new hous- 
ing will make them more apparent 
and more easily used. 

The rare books space has been 
greatly expanded to take up a 
large portion of the library's 
fourth floor There will be two 
adjoining reading rooms in 
roughly the same location as the 
former Rare Books room, behind 
which will be two lloors of the 
rare book slacks. Down the cor- 
ridor will be a seminar room with 
books on printing. And at the 
further end. completing the com- 
plex, will be a book arts room, 
which will house the college's two 
presses and type cases. 

The adjoining reading rooms 
have been designed "to keep the 
traditional spirit with as little 
change as possible." There will be 
the same cherry cabinets lining 
some of the walls, the same orien- 
tal rug (set on a beige undercarpet 
for those with purple-weary eyes), 
the same antique furniture, the 



same scale and warmth. 

One will enter the room by step- 
ping down into a well-lit alcove 
capped with a circular skylight, 
for both decorative and security 
reasons. To the left will be the 
familiar 50 Wimpole Street door, 
balanced on the right by a glass 
exhibition case. 

There will he a direct line of vi- 
sion from the librarians' glassed- 
in working area in the second 
room to this case. In fact, the 
reading moms arc constructed so 
that while working Ms. Nicholes 
and her two assistants will be able 
lo view the rooms entirely. This 
handles the security aspect in an 
informal way which Ms. Nichloes 
feels is "more conducive to 
study." as well as being less costly 
for the college than hiring guards 
would be. 

Once being admitted to (he 
room, one will find the Browning 
alcove to the left. Browning's por- 
trait will be hung next lo the Wim- 
pole Street door. The clasped 
hands of Elizabeth and Robert 
Browning cast by Harriel 
Hosnier. Rome. 1853 will be near- 
by as will be the bust of Elizabeth. 
Here is where the love letters will 
be kepi as well as other 
memorabilia such as Elizabeth's 
watch or her sister's Bible which 
formerly there was no room to 
display 

In the alcove to the right will be 
the Ruskin collection. Ruskin's 
self-portrait will be displayed 
here. The Goodspeed-Ruskin 
Collection was given by the father 
of two Wellesley daughters, 
Boston Bookseller Charles Eliot 
Goodspeed. He presented the 



nucleus of his collection of the 
works of John Ruskin in June. 
1920 when Miriam, his youngest 
daughter, graduated. 

The Plimpton Collection will 
also be kept in this room. The 
books were first collected by 
Frances Taylor Pearsons '84 who 
married publisher and collector 
George Arthur Plimpton. The 
collection is made up of Italian" 
books and manuscripts largely of 
(he 15lh through the 1 7th cen- 
turies. 

Dominating the new adjoining 
room will be Alice Freeman 
Palmer's bust and a portrait of 
her husband Professor George 
Herbert Palmer of Harvard. 
Professor Palmer initialed (he 
English Poetry Collection in 
memory of his wife. Alice 
Freeman, Wcllesley's second 
president, which will be housed 
here. The collection contains a 
wide variety of books, as the 
general title implies, ranging form 
the Ellcsemere manuscript of 
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to an 




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Bronte (aged 14) of Albion and 
Marina. 

In this new room will be six in- 
dividual study carrels, new exhibi- 
tion cases, a large control desk and 
(for the First time) a rare books 
card catalog. In the back will be a 
glassed-in work room and office 
whic+carc treated as part of the 
whole rectangle in decoration and 
architecture and will add to the 
total atmosphere. A main feature 
of the work room will be an early 
17th century hand carved oak 
cabinet which first housed Henry 
Fowlc Durant's original collection 
and has been recently restored. 

The Book Arts Room is 
another "dream come true." It 
will be open normal library hours 
so that students learning to print 
can come and go without the Rare 
Books Rooms' restrictions. It will 
house the college's platen job 
press and (he larger flat bed press, 
a Washington type, by 
SchiedeWeno of Chicago, as well 
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Freeman and Wood 

The College enrollment con- 
tinued to expand despite the "high 
cost of education". In 1888. one 
year after President Freeman's 
resignation and marriage to 
Professor George Palmer. Pauline 
Durant erected another dorm on 
what is now (he site of Jewell Arts 
Center. It was named Freeman 
Collage in honor of President 
Freeman. 

Freeman Cottage was intended 
to house financial aid students and 
was furnished wilh "fine Persian 
rugs and decorated with mirrors 
and pictures." It soon became one 
of the most sought-after dorms on 
campus because of the "Freeman 
Spirit". According lo contem- 
porary accounts, the "Freeman 
Spirit" enabled Freeman residents 
to "have more spontaneous fun 
and think up more new things lo 
dot than those of any other dor- 
mitory." 

In 1889. Wood Cottage joined 
Freeman on Norumbega Hill. It 
was a gift of Caroline A. Wood of 
Cambridge and was greatly ad- 
mired for its "new antique oak 
furniture". (Wood Cottage was 
the dorm in which Mayling Soong 
— Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, 
spent most of her college years.) 
The Gibson Girl 

The 19th Century was slowly 
drawing to a close. Traditions 
were being broken and a "freer" 
style of life was coming into 
vogue. 

The Gibson Girl, with her leg- 
of-mutton sleeves; ostrich boas; 
trailing skirls and high pom- 
padours, gained wide acceptance 
among the young women of the 
day. Welleslcy young ladies were 
no exception to the rule. The trail- 



ing skirls, pompadours and cven 
the "new" miracle wave became 
part of the Welleslcy scenery 

The Gibson Girl was so wid c i 
accepted among th c Un * 
dcrgraduates and her break fr on ! 
tradition was so obvious, ((,,, 
several college officials attributed 
(he decline in chapel attendance to 
(he appearance or thc Gibson Girl 
as a role model," 

The I890's also witnessed i n . 
novations in Wellesley dormit Qr <! 
life. In 1891. Welleslcy first used 
the plan of drawing lots for d 0r - 
milory rooms. The "lot" was used 
primarily to change Ihc rooms of 
students displeased by their first 
semester rooming assignment. 

In 1894, the "silent times" were 
abolished. Students were however 
still required to be in their rooms 
by 9:45. Lights were to be out by 
10:30 P.M. and a student had to 
sign a book provided by fhe Head 
of House giving her reasons for 
such "late hours". In this same 
year, thc library began Sunday 
hours and Sunday chapel became 
voluntary. 

1896 witnessed the end of a 
tradition established by Mr. 
Durant himslef. Domestic work 
for undergraduates was abolished. 
The Board of Trustees promptly 
raised the tuition to $400.00 a 
year. President Irvine com- 
mented. "Thus for financial 
reasons the measure has been 
adopted which was originally urg- 
ed in (he interest of academic ad- 
vancement." 

The 19th century saw the addi- 
tion of many academic buildings 
as well. Billings Hall or Music 
Hall was erected in 1880. 
Farnworlh Arl Building was buill 
(continued on page 7) 




Wellesley's Rare Book Room contains many valuable collections of 
old books and manuscripts. Ms. Nicholes, Special Collections Librarian, 
stressed that Wellesley is unique in its rare book collection for un- 
dergraduates. 

(photo by Sasha Norkin '75) 



will be ample work space as well 
as books on printing, although (he 
more valuable books on printing 
such as (hose found in (he 
Schwcppc-Book Arts collection 
will be kept safely in the seminar 
room. 

Ms. Nicholes stresses how uni- 
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facilities. She says she hopes "for 
increased usage" wilh this new 
set-up. Ms. Nicholes stales it 
"follows thc Durants belief that 
women who come to Wellesley 
ought to have this kind of thing . . 
■ His rare book collection is (he 
nucleus of (he college." 



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Musgrave on taxes 



by Vivian Pliner 76 



m the past but in Gray House- the 
second alternative was seen as 
opcn.ng all of the residence halls, 
and the thnd option would be to 
open only one or two halls. It svas 
emphasised that there would be 
no rood services during the break 
but that security would be 
Available. Furthermore, assuming 
a few or all the halls would remain 
open, bells would have to be done. 
The Committee decided upon the 
following course of action: they 
will support a plan to keep all 
residence halls open during the 
spring break, charging a fee of 
SIO. This money is to be used to 
pay girls for bells. In addition, 
Ms. Newell will be asked to 
match this money for the girls 
who are foreign or financial aid 
students. The Residential Policy 



i as t week, an important deci- 
jfon'wos made concerning Gray 
House, without any consultation 
with the Residential Policy Com- 
mittee, under whose jurisdiction 
/j ra y House falls. Gray House 
offers overnight lodging to male 
wets- The decision, which was 
nilde by Senate, involves conver- 
ge the building into a meeting 
place for three clubs on campus — 
Newman, Hillel and Mezcla — 
phlch until now had no place to 
call their own. At the February 20 
meeting of the Residential Policy 
Committee Susan Fedo, Coor- 
dinator of Student Activities, 
came to apologize for the ap- 
parent oversight. Ms. Fedo ex- 
plained at that time that although 

Gray House had not been under Committee voted unanimously to 
first consideration it did have the support this plan; pending ap- 
advantage of having kitchen proval of the plan a Task Force 
facilities, which Hillel and Mezcla has been organized to tackle the 
require. The decision to convert handling of housing during the up- 
Gray House has been finalized, coming vacation. 
and overnight facilities for male 
guests are to be moved to the 
Physical Plant in a room now used 
as a relaxation area for college 
employees. This area is actually 
one large room whereas the 
previous Gray House facilities 
offered nine single rooms and one 
large bunk room. In response to 
the above proceedings, the 
Residential Policy Committee 
voted to form a subcommittee to 
look over both Gray House and 
the Physical Plant area in order to 
assess the situation. Afterwards 
the subcommittee will make a 
recommendation to the Commis- 
sion on Community Life on their 
findings. 

Spring housing during the up- 
coming break was a matter which 
look up the remainder of the two 
hour meeting on February 20. It 
was pointed out thai except for 
the spring of 1972, when Bates 
Hall was left open during the spr- 
ing break, campus housing has 
never been left open during this 
holiday. The Committee 
members, however, citing the ris- 
ing costs of transportation as well 
as academic reasons, were 
generally in favor of trying to 
keep the campus open for the up- 
coming vacation, voting 9-6 in 
favor of remaining open this spr- 
ing. Joyce Wadlington, head of 
the Committee, began the discus- 
sion of spring housing by offering 
the Committee three possible 
courses of action: the first would 
be to do as in the past and leave 
the residence halls closed for the 
break, housing foreign students 
and those on financial aid in the 
Physical Plant, as they have done 



by Andrea Robinson 78 

On Tuesday night, February 18, 
Professor Richard A. Musgrave 
spoke in Davis Lounge on "Infla- 
tion and Taxation." Musgrave is 
currently Professor or Political 
Economy at Harvard. 

Musgrave began with a general 
discussion of our present tax 
system, describing how the tax 
rate can be increased as a means 
of curbing inflation. Musgrave 
also stated that the tax system 
itself must be protected against in- 
flation. 

Inflation troubles arise with the 
current income tax system 
because the tax rate is progressive 
as opposed to a flat or propor- 
tional tax rate. To illustrate his 
point, he gave a hypothetical 
situation: 

First, consider a flat tax rate or 
10%. A person earns S10.000. His 
taxes are SI000. Due to inflation, 
he earns $20,000 during the next 
year. His taxes arc now S2000, 
however, in real terms, he pays the 
same amount. 

Under our progressive tax 
system, the change in income 
would place the man in a new (i.e. 



higher) tax bracket. He pays a 
higher percentage of his in- 
come in taxes while his real in- 
come has not changed — the in- 
crease was due solely to inflation. 

Musgrave suggests a redefining 
or the tax brackets. He proposes 
an automatic adjustment in the 
tax rale which would correspond 
to the inflation rate. Tax brackets 
would escalate in accordance with 
real productivity gains. 

In the same manner, corpora- 
tion tax rates would reflect a real 
loss or real gain in capital assets. 
The balance sheet should be in 
real terms, which would lake in- 
flation into account. 

Musgrave encouraged 
questions from the audience or in- 
terested students and instructors. 
He was asked how high inflation 
will have to go berorc an adjust- 
ment in the tax system is made. 
Musgrave said he expects an ad- 
justment this spring, in the form 
or Presidnet Ford's tax rebate. 




Chaplaincy offers 
a Religious Forum 



by Stephen J. Nelson 



The Chaplaincy is spon- 
soring a series or six presentations 
entitled a "Forum on Religious 
Issues" during the second 
semester. The format will be a 
mixture or panel discussion and 
lecture-style. 

The intent or the Forum is to 
stimulate discussion on some or 
the important religious issues in 
contemporary lire. Members or 
the Chaplaincy staff are interested 
in sharing their thoughts and to 
hear the thoughts, questions, and 
ideas of other members of the 
community on both the specific 
topics and also general issues of 
religious altitudes and concerns. 
It is hoped that the informal set- 
ting of the presentations will 
enable such-w exchange to take 
place. J0 

The first of the series will be 
"Jewish/Christian Dialogue," on 
March 6. in the Stone-Davis Liv- 
ing Room. The leaders of this dis- 
cussion will be Susan Andrews, 
Chaplain, and Jane Lindemann, 
Assistant Chaplain. The schedule 
for the remainder of the Forum 
will be as follows: March 12, 
'"The Cost of Discipleship': 
Translating Faith into Action" 
(Sharer); March 19, "Crisis in the 



Judaeo-Christian Tradition: The 
Absence or Feminism" (Bates); 
April 3. "Why Religion?" 
(Clanin); April 10, "Religion and 
Sexuality" (Davis Lounge. 
Schneider Center); and April 17, 
"Religious Diversity in 
America: Curse or Blessing?". 
(Tower Court). All or the lectures 
will begin al 7:00 p.m. and those 
held in the Residence Halls will be 
in the living rooms or the halls. 

Anyone wishing to assist with 
the Forum or those having 
questions should ■ contact the 
Chaplaincy Office. 



Professor Richard A. Musgrave of Harvard University speaks on 
Inflation and Taxation at Davis Lounge. Fcbruarv 18. 

(photo by Sasha Norkin 75) 



Schedule for College 
Government Elections 

This schedule is for the following officers: College Government 
President, First Vice-President, two Second Vice-Presidents. Bursar, 
and Chier Justice. 

Petitions can be picked up at the Info Box. Schneider Center, on 
Monday. March 3, They are due Sunday. March 9. Statements for 
the News are due at the News oriice (300 Billings) Sunday. March 3. 
They should be typed on a 33-characlcr margin with maximum or 
400 words for those running for College Government President and 
250 words for other Offices. 

There will be an open house to meet the candidates ihe week of 
March 10. The exact time will be announced. Candidates arc asked 
to prepare a statement for this meeting. 

Voting will be held March 17 and 18. 



Senate: budget input 




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(photo by Beth Farmer) 



by Susan Challenger 76 

On Monday, February 24, 
Senate voted to hold a joint 
meeting or Academic Council and 
Senate. The purpose oT this 
meeting will be to discuss I) 
tenure plans for the Black Studies 
Department, and 2) the decision 
to terminate the Counseling Ser- 
vices or Don Polk and Carol Baird 
as or June 1st. The date and time 
or (his meeting will be announced 
al a later date. 

Linda Wynn provided Senate 
with background on both issues. 
The first centers around the mov- 
ing up of the dale of Assoc. Prof. 
William Scott's evaluation for 
tenure to coincide with that or 
Assoc. Prof Tony Martin, and 
the general question or the 
number or tenure openings for the 
Black Studies Department. The 
second issue stems from a 
recommendation of the budget 
committee, whose task it was to 



look al large areas of expenses in 
the College's budget and to cut 
from each section. In view of the 
fact that both or these decisions 
have a budgetary basis, an ad hoc 
committee or Senate has been 
formed to make recommen- 
dations on insuring more student 
input in budget decisions. 

Senate business also included 
passing Bursar Ann Connolly's 
moting to invest S25.000 which is 
currently resting in the savings ac- 
count in the Fidelity Daily Income 
Trust. Ms. Connolly explained 
that the income trust differs from 
a savings account in three ways: I ) 
there is a higher interest rate. 2 u la- 
yield fluctuates daily, and 3) the 
investment is nol insured by the 
FDIC. However, it was pointed 
oul that any investment other 
than a savings account would nol 
be insured. In this income (rust, 
senate has the option of withdraw- 
ing its money at any time, similar 
to that of a checking account. 



Hunger Action 
Group meets 

by Laura Becker 77 

On Saturday, February 15, 
representatives from fourteen 
colleges attended the initial con- 
ference for the North East 
Hunger Action Alliance, an out- 
growth or several individual cam- 
pus programs started in late 
November. 1974. Wellesley's 
program entailed a week or con- 
sciousness raising through dis- 
tributing literature, discussions 
with dorm representatives, 
religious services, and a fast 
followed by a rice dinner, speaker, 
and slide show. $4700 was raised 
to be donated to OXFAM, an in- 
ternational hunger organization 
known for its low administrative. 

The lirst second semester 
meeting or the Wellesley Hunger 
Action group, a continuation or 
last semester's consciousness rais- 
ing efforts, met on February 19 
with the goals or maintaining 
campus-wide awareness and 
providing students with modes or 
individual and community action. 

Elizabeth Cornwall. Director or 
Food Services, has expressed 
willingness to enact either or both 
proposals, but only with student 
support as shown by a large 
number or students signing the 
petitions, and with approval by 
Senate. 

The Wellesley Hunger Action 
group will continue to meet week- 
l> . in 200 Billings at 4:30 on Mon- 
days. All those interested are en- 
couraged to attend the next 
meeting or contact Susan An- 
drews ext. 476, or Cathy Hall in 
Muneer. 



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At the Experimental Zoo 



by Emily Yoffc 77 

Edward Albee's Zoo Story re- 
quires an heroic force of concen- 
tration from its two actors. Janice 
Nardone as Mary and Pamela 
Winston as Geri gave last week's 
Experimental Theatre production 
of Zoo Story two good solid per- 
formances. 

Experimental Theatre has of 
late been casting women in plays 
originally written for men. Zoo 
Story transposes wonderfully. In 
its Wellesley incarnation it's 
about an upper-middle class 



woman (Mary) in publishing who 
encounters a bum (Geri) one Sun- 
day morning in Central Park. 

Geri regales Mary with talcs of 
her attempts to do in her deranged 
landlord's senile dog. While horri- 
ble, the stories are compelling, as 
well as being filled with Albee's 
black humor. 

Geri also hints darkly that 
Mary will be able to read in the 
newspapers about something Geri 
has done, which turns out to be 
Geri's seducing Mary to kill her. 

Janice Nardone gives Mary a 
perfect stuffiness. And when 



Mary breaks out of ih al 
fincss. she has just the riehi T' 
of hysteria. m % 

While she listens to r J 
monologue one can M g {a 
fighling to keep her cool \j£ 
and Tailing. Nardone ? 
possesses a magnificent laueh 

Pamela Winston has a dem 
ding part, which she carries 5 
admirably. She gives her (,«! 
footed Gen a sometimes «fl| 
some times innocent charm 

Experimental Theatre is , J 
congratulated, for handling ,, $, 
ficult play with such skill. 



They're greasy but they're mean 



by Pam Chin 75 



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Rhoda finds love at Harvard 



by Sherry Kramer 75 

It might have been a Harvard 
undergrad film major's reenact- 
ment or the storming or the gates 
of the Bastille. Little children, 
clutched to their mother's bosom, 
screaming as the crowds, rapid, 
foaming at the mouth, surrounded 
12 Holyoke Street in Cambridge 
wiih but one thought in mind — 
get inside. For there they would 
see — can you guess? The one 
woman in America worth gaug- 
ing, kicking, and hair pulling to 
see — Rhoda, cleverly disguised 
as Valerie Harper. 

Yes, Hasty Pudding had done it 
again. By choosing Rhoda as their 
Woman or the Year, they insured 
themselves unlimited free publici- 
ty, as the entire population of 
Cambridge and Boston under the 
age of 14 and over 35 assembled 
to catch a glimpse of their 
heroine. There was also Tree 
yogurt, thrown from a large 
Columbo truck. 

Wiping the splattered peach 
jyogerl from our coats, and waving 
.i ravaged press pass, we managed 
to gain entry into the inner sanc- 
tum through a well guarded back 
door. We took our seats in the 
reserved section, and waited for 
Harper. 

Somehow, she made it inside. 
Agilely avoiding scraps or paper, 
algebra books, and dictionaries 
which were thrown at her to 
autograph. Harper sat down in 
front or us, and the festivities 
began 

After the usual three piece suit, 
fourth generation Harvard hum- 
orous monologue, Harper went 
up front to receive a bouquet 
of Rhoda-dendrons. "Harvard is 
big stuff, you know" she said, to 
feverish applause. 

The audience then watched a 
sneek preview or Hasty Pudding's 
"Put up You Dukes", the usual 
drag afTair which shows, con- 
clusively, each year, that Harvard 
men are prettier than Radclifrc 
woman, and know how to dress 
belter, too. 

This ordeal over. Harper was 
whisked upstairs to a press con- 
ference where she was asked such 
questions as "What does it feel 
like to be an Ivy League 
Sweetheart?" 

Two women reporters asked 
more revealing questions concer- 
ning woman writers, and the 
"couch-casting" syndrome in 
Hollywood. 

Harper answered with brains as 
well as smiles, saying "Drama is a 
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the only area they have much 
chance in at the monent. Many 
women writers got their first 
chance writing for the Mary Tyler 
Moore Show, where about a third 
of the scripts are written by 
women. 

"As for the "couch-casting" 
syndrome, I'd say that was a thing 
or the past. Its no longer "You — 
the third chorus girl on the left." 
Now its a matter or talent — I 
think we've (the movie industry) 
have come a long way. And. any 
way, more men end up on the 
couch these days than women. At 
least, I never did." 

Then the reception, featuring 
ftee drinks and the chance to meet 
members or the all male Hasty 
Pudding cast. A stately, 6'2" 
blond slithered by me, adjusting 
his breasts. 

"Hi there, good looking" I 
said. It scmed appropriate. 

His name was Elaina Traftlc, 
though I doubt that he would have 
slopped any. 

"Do you find these (pointing to 
his 36D endowments) get in ihe 
way?" 

"No. but they do chafle me." 

Through careful questioning, I 
ascertained that none of the cast 
wore bras, the tights didn't bother 
them, and that they were going to 
gel new ballet shoes for the per- 
formance. 

"Does this predilection for 
dressing up as women indicate an 
interest in Genet here at Har- 
vard" I asked, in all seriousness. 

"Oh, I don't know. We just 
want to have a good time." 

In any case. Harper certainly 
had a good time at Harvard, as 
she was wined and dined. At a 
later party, one Wellesley woman 
had the opportunity to teach 
Harper the "bump" which she 
declared was "The most rantastic 
thing she had ever seen." 

All in all, a splendid time was 
had by all. Harper is gone, but 
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echoed through the hearts or 
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Sha Na Na completed an hour- 
long recollection of the music or 
the 1950*s. 

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Music Hall reverberated with the 
happy sound of solid gold from 
the past. Bringing back musical 
memories were ten gifted talents 
dressed in appropriate greaser at- 
tire, including three gyrating 
singers outfitted in skin-tight gold 
lame suits. 

From the first number, "Rock 
Around the Clock," through the 
closing three encores, including 
"Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay" 
and Elvis Presley's "Hound 
Dog." Sha Na Na captivated Ihe 
predominently teenage crowd 
with rousing vocal and instrumen- 
tal renditions or old hits. 
Although many listeners were 
hardly born before "Sixteen 
Candles" or "I Wonder Why" 
became famous recordings, 
audience response was tremen- 
dously appreciative. 

With true musical expertise and 
pride in their craft behind them. 
Ihe members or Sha Na Na have 
become in six short years the 
backbone or the current wave or 
nostalgia. 

Backstage before the concert, 
there was a tall figure im- 
maculately garbed in suit and 
narcat.-. perhaps some manager 
or businessman. Instead, after a 
quick transformation, there 
emerged Bowzer Van Buren, the 
epitome or the local fifties hood. 
Resplendent in a black tee shirt 
with sleeves rolled to the shoulder, 
jeans some eight inches short or 
ihe ground and a pair or run-down 
sneakers, he could have passed for 
any sidewalk lough from the 
streets of New York. 

Bowzer Van Buren is the bass, 
with a deep, mellow voice. His 
quiel manner offstage contrasts 
highly with his stage role as the 



resident villain. During the show, 
Bowzer gels to relive the fifties on 
the other side or the fence. He 
snarls at the audience, spits in the 
face or the guitar man, breaks his 
glasses, and creates general 
mayhem. 

Despite the antics during a per- 
formance, where he seems all 
arms and legs, Bowzer is in reality 
a serious musician. In his favorite 
tune, "Blue Moon," he sings lead 
and finishes with a note so low 
lhal il cannot be imagined. He is 
also an accomplished pianist with 
a classical bent, and can freuuent- 
ly be seen subbing for the regular 
man on the keyboard. 

Dapper Denny Greene is most 
articulate and perceptive. Unlike 
Ihe others, he does not carry his 
stage role with him. As Ihe only 
black in Sha Na Na, he has 
definite feelings about his 
position. 

Denny is a realist. While 
he would not object to there 
being more black performers in 
the group, he understands that 
their audience is principally white. 
Many or their numbers were 
originally made famous by great 



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black recording stars like th, 
Coasters, the Silhouettes and the 
Platters. His continuing present 
is a tribute to the memories of 
these artists. 

In the dance contest segm cnl 
where the "contestants" give theii 
fictitious names and high schools 
Denny announced thai he « 
from South Boston High loanun- 
fortunate mixture or catcalls and 
cheers. He was very aware of ih { 
local situation, so il was a guts* 
move on his part. 

According to Scott "Captain! 
Outrageous" Powell. Sha Na Nj 
does have a promising fiilurcThe 
group does not perform at the 
rock revivals, so its fame has been 
gained on actual merit rather than 
from capitalizing on the works of 
others. 

Musically there is a depth 
beyond that ofany single group of 
the fifties. A broad range of 
melodies is now presented in anr 
one show. 

As for the level or interest L 
this type or music, Bowzer saji 
that "the fifties will always t< 
there." In thai case, so will Shi 
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Patricia Meyer Spacks has been 
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WELLESLEY NEWS 



pari of Norumbcga Hill in 
fro In 1895. a chemistry 
Lading was buill in what is now 
V, hollow below the Quad. 
Lehton Memorial Chapel was 
Vd to ' ne campus setting in 
j^ and in 1900. Whitin Obser- 
' |orv was founded to round out 
. areas of study available to 
Wellesley College students. It was 
. , (he Whitin Observatory's 
distance from dormitories that the 
ivjd was established. 
w The Quad 

Pomcroy was given in 1904 
[drough the bequest of Mrs. 
Martha Pomeroy. Mrs. Pomeroy 
, i$ the sister-in-law of Mrs. 
(Vhitin who had recently donated 
ide observatory. As Mrs. 
Pomeroy was concerned for the 
,irls who had to keep late hours at 
[be observatory, she chose the 
nearest possible location for the 
j or m. That site was the "West 
Pljtcau". 

Cazenove was established in 
1905 by Mrs. Durant and was 
urned in honor of her family. 
Mrs. Duran's maternal grand- 
father. Antoinc Cazenove, barely 
scaped death during the Jacobin 
Revolution. He escaped to 
America where Mrs. Durant's 
nolher was born. Cazenove was 



dedicated particularly to Mrs 
Durant's mother. (The link 
between Cazenove and Pomeroy 
was not added until 1920 ) 

Beebe entered the Quad group- 
ing in April. 1908asaS75.OO0.OO 

gift from estate of Captain John 
Beebe. Captain Beebe was a par- 
ticularly colorful figure. As a 
whaling man from Nantucket. 
Captain Beebe chased pirates, was 
shipwrecked in the Java Sea and 
once, "barely managed to reach 
his home port in a leaking ship all 
pumps working." In 1891. at 61 
years of age, Captain Beebe mov- 
ed to Welleslcy so that his 
daughter. Alice could attend 
Wellesley. Alice graduated in 
1896. The stained glass ships sail- 
ing in Bccbc's windows com- 
memorate the Captain. 

Shafcr was completed in 
November. 1908 and was named 
in honor of Wellesley's third 
President.President Alice Shafer 
was quite a liberal. She instituted 
a system or cuts and excuses, and 
most importantly, she gave 
seniors the privilege "with 
necessary restrictions of leaving 
college, or the town, at their own 
discretion whenever such absence 
did not take them from their 
college duties." 



Swim team wins 



by Mary Young *76 

Sue Tcndy's powerful swim- 
ning team had to restrain 
btmselves from overdoing things 
is Ihey whipped Keene State, 95- 
!6, in their home pool Saturday. 

The meet featured back-tb- 
uck victories by Kim Cole '77 in 
he 100-yard individual medley 
ind 50-yard backstroke as 
iVellesley took first in every event 
iuI the 50-yd. freestyle. 



Ms. Cole, who is bound for the 
Nationals next month in her 
pecially, the backstroke, showed 
icr superb conditioning by grab- 
ling first in the 400-yd. freestyle 
ind contributing *two laps to 
iVelleslcy's firsf-place 200-yd. free 
clay team. 

Dawn Enoch '78 won both the 
fl-yd. and 100-yd. breaststrokes, 
nd Judy Morrison '78, who will 
Iso compete in the Nationals as a 
liver, won her event easily. Other 
irsts were contributed by Alice 
"arpentcr '78 in the 50-yd butlerf- 
>. Denise Harrison '78 in the 200 
r«. Sara Lichtenstcin '75 in the 



100 free, and Babette Pcttersen 
"78 in the 100-yd. backstroke. 

Leslie Tanner '76 touched out 
teammate Alice Carpenter, 1:18.8 
to 1:18.9. in the 100-yd. 'fly. 

The Mss. Pcttersen and Tanner 
joined Diane Dickey '78 and Ann 
Ludlow '78 to produce a 200-yd. 
medley relay victory, while 
Lichtenstein, Cole, Harrison and 
Judy Phillips '75 teamed to win 
the 200-yd. freestyle relay. 

The win raised Wellesley's dual 
meet record to 4-1. Ms. Tendy 
will take a select number of 
swimmers to the Eastern Cham- 
pionships at the University of 
Pennsylvania on Thursday to 
compete Friday and Saturday. 
Kim Cole, Judy-Morrison, Denise 
Harrison in the 400-yd. free, and 
the 400-yd. relay team of Cole, 
Harrison, Ludlow and Carpenter I 
have qualified for Eastern compe- 
tion in their events, 

Then it's off to the Association 
of Intercollegiate Athletics for 
Women (AIAW) National Cham- 
pionships at Arizona State for the 
Mss. Cole and Morrison on 
March 13-15, if all goes well. 



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Friday: Doug Griffon, Coffee House, 9:30-12:30. 
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Black Studies Dept. 
Tenure decision, con't. 



Budget cuts, con't. 



Scott emphasizes that the 
department has only been in ex- 
istence for one and a half years. 
The enrollment figures of the 
Black Studies office show con- 
siderable rise in the number of 
students, both black and white, 
taking courses this semester. 
Dean Ilchman said that the 
percentage of enrollments per 
number of faculty members is 
down. 

Pressure is being applied by 
students in order to change the ad- 
ministration's decision. Ethos, the 
black student organization, has 
formed an ad hoc committee, and 
meetings on the issue have been 
attended by members of the 
Wellesley Women's Committee, 
and Chaplaincy staff and other 
concerned people. Some people 
have linked the tenure issue to the 
decision to close the Counseling 
Office, as Donald Polk, one of the 
counselors, is black. The question 
of whether the tenure decision is 
an attack on the Black Studies 
Department has been raised. 

Scott stated "We do not know 
if this is a direct attack on the 
Black Studies Department, but we 
must look at the consequences." 
He also sees the decision to revoke 
one tenure position as a resistance 
to change and the attempts of the 
Black Studies Department to 
"modify the curriculum of this 
College." 

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"assumes that the Black Studies 
Department will grow and we 
want to explore student interest 
and involvement levels in a variety 
of areas." The decision to choose 
between the two men for one 
tenured position, says Dean 
Ilchman, will not affect future hir- 
ing of Black Studies professors in 
other fields. "I do not assume that 
the budget line for Black Studies 
will go down, This is not a deci- 
sion to cut the department." 

Some people have begun to 
question Wellesley's commitment 
to minorities. Scott feels that 
Wellesley College made a com- 
mitment to the Black Studies 
Department and that (tie 
College's desire to carry out that 
commitment is now under ques- 
tion. He stated, "If this decision is 
not changed, the college will have 
shown no ability to follow up on 
•affirmative action efforts." 

Dean Ilchman emphasizes 
that (he fields of Scott and Martin 
overlap. She states that there is 
"no ceiling time for positions in 
the Black Studies Department, 
but now, with three full time 
equivalents to professors in a 
small department, it is difficult to 
appoint two with the same field." 

A tenure commitment costs the 
college three quarters of a million 
dollars. "But," asks Scott. "What 
about other costs?" Such costs 
could include the need for courses 
describing the black experience to 
black and white students. He is 
also concerned with the effect of 
this decision on minority groups 
on campus who "find it hard to 
see counseling and this as separate 
issues. Together, they constitute a 
reneging of a commitment to 
minorities on campus." 

Dean Ilchman does not rule out 
the possibility of compromise. 
She also says that the Reappoint- 
ment and Promotions Committee 
is anxious to discuss the matter. 



live use of its dollars." 

Like Polk. Baird regretted the 
fact that "the people who were 
delivering the services were never 
even consulted" on how the 
budget reductions should be 
made. 

In an interview, President 
Newell responded to the criticism 
by noting that "it would be ex- 
ceedingly difficult to ask those in- 
volved in the structure as to who 
should be scaled out." 

Newell indicated that the 
Budget Committee held no il- 
lusions (hat the loss of the 
Counseling Office could be com- 
pletely compensated for. 
However, she lii.pcs that short run 
and long run changes in the 

Women's Com. 
letter, con't. 

creating serious problems. This 
clear example of institutional 
racism and sexism, albeit uninten- 
tional, should not go unchallenged 
and unchanged. If the College is 
sincerely committed to its affir- 
mative action programs, its ad- 
ministrators must not rely solely 
on protocol or bureaucratic 
processes. These processes were 
negligent in investigating the 
value of these two departments. 

This irresponsible closed door 
decision making should not be 
permitted to be the policy any 
longer. As an organization of 
women concerned about the needs 
of all women, we feel that these 
decisions arc a violation of what 
should be Wellesley's goal to 
enhance the development and 
education of its 1800 students. 
Whatever steps are necessary to 
change this decision must be 
taken immediately. Affirmative 
action starts now. 

The Wellesley 
Women's Committee 



organization of counseling ser- 
vices can be made within the con- 
straints of the reduced budget that 
will partially compensate for the 
loss of the Counseling Office. 

Another SI75.000 reduction 
was achieved by trimming depart- 
ment budgets. For example, the 
admissions office will have S3.000 
less for traveling expenses next 
year. Admissions also faces a S5,- 
000 cut in general office expenses 
such as duplicating, supplies, 
telephone charges, printing, and 
postage. 

The operating budgets for non- 
personnel costs arc also being 
trimmed for academic 
departments. The budget for one 
department in the Humanities is 
being reduced from S20.000 to 
SI 5,000. One of the science 
departments will receive S6.500 
less from general College funds, 
although part of this cut will be 
offset by increased use of funds 
restricted to that department's 
use. 



Music at Mid-day 

Concerts weekly with 
members of Music Department 
Faculty, talented students, and 
outside performers. Will last 
30-40 minutes. The first 
program on Friday, Feb. 28, at 
11:45. A baroque group will 
plav French music in Jewett 
Gallery. 

For further information, 
contact Ann Shapiro. Music 
Dept. X408 or 401. Further 
programs will be announced in 
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The Lunchtimc Theatre will 
present short works of Harold 
Pinter. March 4-5 from 12:40 
to 1:20 in the Schneider Center' 
Coffee House. An inexpensive 
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Basketball 
Loses by two 



Wlicalon spoiled ihc basketball 
(cam's bid for its firsl win of ihc 
season Thursday by a 49-47 score. 
The panic was close and could 
have pone in Wellcslcy's favor, 
but (he homccourl Whealon [cam, 
complete with cheering crowd, 
made fewer mistakes in the end. 
Coach Mayrcne Earle said her 
team looked "200 percent belter" 
than their lust outing, with a 
revamped offense peppering 
Whealon with shots. Freshman 
Karen Bell was a pleasant sur- 
prise, scoring 12 points in a solid 
offensive effort and conlribulinp 
ver\ aggressive defense. 

Mary Young '76 joined Ihc fray 
under the basket and ran up 24 
points. Hardworking Helen Fre- 
mont '78 made the offense work 
and scored four points, while Bet- 
sy Brink ley '78 added a basket 
and Kale Riepe '76 a foul shot lo 
Wellcslcy's offense. 

Welleslc\ never traded by more 
than nine in the contest. B\ int- 
end "I the first half. Whealon led. 
34-27. Never a second half learn, 
Wellesley came out cold after 
halfiimc and didn'l score until 
several minutes had passed. 

Foul trouble mounted on both 
sides in ihc rather physical game, 
and Welleslev converted seven 
free throws lo Whealop's four. 
Man Young dumped in two with 
less than a minute to play lo 
narrow (he deficit lo 49-47, but 
Whealon was able lo run oul the 
clock 10 win. 

Connie Holmberg '78. Donna 
Drvark 77 and Nancy Andrews 
'78 contributed lough defense and 
enabled Ms. Earle to shuffle 
players in and oul of the fast- 
moving game 

The team will lake on Regis in 
their season finale this Wednesday 
al 7 in Mary Hem. It's a game 
Welleslej should win, so come 
and watch! 




Fencing varsity decisions 
Northeastern; JV touched out 



Joan Saloschin 75 just flips over gymnastics practice. Shown doing a 
difficult tumbling stunt, an aerial, she's a top gymnast that does well on 
e\er\ piece of apparatus. 

(photo by Mary Young 76) 



Wellesley's varsity fencing 
team downed Northeastern, 5-4 
last Wednesday and saw their 
beginner teammates tie 
Northeastern 6-6, only lo lose, 33- 
32, in the number of touches 
scored. Holy Cross defeated the 
Welleslcy beginners, 10-2, at the 
same meet. 

Coach Judy Burling took eight 
fencers to the New England 
Women's Intercollegiate In- 
dividual Championships on Sun- 
day and saw Lynn Shapiro 77 ad- 
vance to the semifinals in the in- 
termediate event. Jennifer Katz 
78 just missed the semifinals In 
the beginner category by scoring 
fewer touches than two with 
whom she tied scorewise. 

Barb Birney 76 and captain 
Nanci Simons 75 fenced in the 
advanced competition while 



juniors Jean Hampton and 
Charlotte Luke fenced in- 
lermcdialc. Kate Conn 78 and 
Yolelte Garcia 77 competed in 
the beginner event. 

The junior varsity team 
journeyed to Rhode Island 
College on Feb. 15 for a quad 
meet but lost, 7-2 to Yale, 10-6 to 
RIC and 9-1 to Southeastern 
Massachusetts University. 

On the previous Thursday, Feb. 



13. Wellcslcy's mixed j V 
beginner team parried wjlh 
Brandcis but lost by a 13-3 sc 
On Monday Wellesley i r °3' 

to M.I.T. for a 7:30 match and J 
Sunday. March 9 will enter th rcc 
woman varsity, JV and bcgj nn ,' 
teams in all the all-day New 
England Intercollegiate Team 
Championships al Northeastern 

This meet will be their final one of 
the season. 



Airplane tickets expensive — 
Will Kim, Judy get to Nationals? 



by Mary Young 76 



Two Wellesley swimmers, hop- 
ing lo compete in the National 
Championships in their 
specialties, are tracking down 
every possible source of funds to 
make Ihc trip to Arizona Stale 
University on Mirth 13 a reality. 
Will they make il? 

Kim Cole '77 and Judy 
Morrison 78 qualified for the pin- 
nacle of collegiate competition in 
the 100-yard backstroke and the 
one-meter dive, respectively, two 
weeks ago at Brown in the New 
England championships, (see 
swim (cam story, p. 7). 

The Department of Physical 
Education pave the swimmers 
SI00 each for the (rip from a fund 
created by a SIOO0 gift to the 
deparlmcnl last year. But the 




Hie balancing act and utter concentration make Iheir way from 
academia to gymnastics practice every Monday and Wednesday "from 4 
lo 6 p.m. in Mary Hem. Bonnie Wiencke, who's in charge, says her gym- 
nasts may (earn up in a m eet sometime, (photo by Mary Young 76) 



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round-trip airplane tickets alone 
are $320 each, said Ms. Cole at 
last week's Sporls Association 
meeting. 

Ms. Cole asked S.A. to con- 
tribute from the S585 plowed back 
by the dissolution of Ihc ski team. 
S.A. is presently deliberatinp on 
how to reallocate the funds. 

Meanwhile coach Sue Tendy 
has contacted the Alumnae office 
and the Resources and Develop- 
ment Fund Office lo secure the 
riphl (o contact faculty and alum- 
nae who might lend support. 

Kim Cole apain presented her 
case at the Senate meeting Mon- 
day nipht, hoping to nail down 
student-run funding possibilities, 

"It puts Wellesley in people's 
eyes.' - said Ms. Tendy of (he trip. 
"There's potential for pelting 
more students." "These kids have 
really worked", she said, to earn 

Squash downs 
Brown, then 
Radcliffe 

Marilyn Buttcrfield 76 nearly 
upstaged Yale's number one 
squash player and Lucy Brown 75 
defeated her Yale and Radcliffe 
counterparts at number three 
Saturda) lo pace the varsity 
squash team lo a 4-3 win over 
Radcliffe and u respectable 1-6 
loss i<i s, ;i| L - Ms. Buttcrfield went 
five games before yielding lo her 
't ale opponent. 

Besides Ms. Brown, who coach 
Darcy Holland said is "really com- 
ing along". Betsy Monrad 76, 
number four. Amy Escher 75, 
number five and number one 
Butterfield won (heir matches for 
the Radcliffe win. 

The learn chalked up a strong 
4-1 win over Brown last Wednes- 
day, with Mimi Stockman 77 ad- 
ding a victory at number (wo to 
those of Butterfield, Brown and 
Monrad. Liv Svendsen 75 played 
number six at Radcliffe. while 
Valeric Hall 76 chipped in al both 
the Radtliffc/Yale and Brown 
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the right to go. 

Few schools of Wellesley's size 
have national-caliber performers. 
Radcliffe. will probably send two 
swimmers, and Brown may send a 
diver, said Ms. Tendy. 

While looking through old 
swimming records to find possible 
alumnae supporters. Ms. Tendy 
found that a Wellesley swimmer 
held a national record in the 
butterfly during the I940's, and 
that another Wellesley woman 
was one of the top divers in the na- 
tion. 

"It's amazing," says Ms. Tendy 
of Wellesley's past swimming ex- 
ploits. It will probably be just as 
amazing, though most ap- 
propriate, if Ms. Cole and Ms. 
Morrison represent Wellesley al 
(he Nationals. 




Wellesley fencers had a trl-meet with Northeastern and Holy Cross 
last Wednesday. The varsity took Northeastern, 5-4, but the JV fell to 
both teams. 

(photo by Mary Young 76) 



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March 23 — 28 



The 
Village 



Smugglers' Notch 



Jeffersonville, Vermont 

ski 

from your doorstep 




SKIERS PACKAGE 

$89. 



INCLUDES: 



LEARN-TO-SKI PACKAGE 

INCLUDES: 



..... . W-WIT.I i-#*JI 

$113. 



- 65* day* lift tickets 

- 6 nites lodgings in luxurious condominiums, 
equipped with kitchens, fireplaces, and 
sundecks. footsteps from the ski lifts 

- Indoor pool and suana 

- Unlimited indoor tennis 



— 5W days lilts 

— 5 nites lodgings 

— Indoor pool and sauna 

— Indoor lennis 

— Complete equipment rental 

— Daily lesions 



MARCH 6. Wednesday, 4:16-6:30 P.M. or call: 

MOLLY BUTLER 

236-7160 

MIKE DELIKAT 

498 4811 





SPACES LIMITED 



RESERVE NOW BY CALLlNGlM' 
236-7160 

498-4811